U.S. assessing if Russian use of Iran base violated U.N. resolution

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Posted: Aug 17, 2016 2:42 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department said on Wednesday its attorneys were assessing whether Russia violated a U.N. Security Council resolution by using an Iranian air base to conduct military strikes inside Syria but had not yet reached a determination.

State Department spokesman Mark Toner said Russia's continued use of the Iranian base to strike Syrian targets "doesn't help" to reach a cessation of hostilities in the country's civil war between government forces and militants.

(Reporting by David Alexander; Editing by Eric Walsh)